20 June 2024


Led by a superb 38-ball 76 runs unbeaten eighth-wicket stand between Abhishek Kumar (53 off 27) and Aryan Bhatia (23 off 13), Agri King’s Knights recorded a brilliant two-wicket win over Royal Phantoms in a match played during the ongoing second “Sher-e-Punjab T20 Cup” being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Thursday.
Chasing a stiff target of 167 runs, Knights managed the win owing to Abhishek and Aryan’s gallant partnership. At one stage, Knights were struggling at 91/8 with seven overs left in the innings. From there on, Abhishek and Aryan took the charge and slaughtered the opposition bowlers all around the ground to score at a brisk rate. Phantoms got a bit complacent in their approach and lost the plot of the contest.
While Abhishek’s knock included seven hits to the fence and two sixes at a strike-rate of 196, Aryan ably supported him hitting four boundaries. Earlier in the Knights innings, opener Sahaj Dhawan scored 25 off 13 while Abhishek Sharma flopped, contributing just four runs. For Phantoms, Vikrant Rana and Kartik Chadha grabbed two wickets each.
Batting first, Anmolpreet Singh (65 off 52) and Ridham Satyawan’s unbeaten knock (63 off 40) helped Royal Phantoms post 166/2 in 20 overs. The duo added 74 runs for the second-wicket stand. Anmolpreet was run out by Madhav Pathania.


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